Top designers reveal their first paid commissions

For new designers and graduates, once you've made a beautiful online portfolio and perfected your creative resumé, it's all about landing your first paid commission or design job. 

There are a multitude of ways to get that first design commission. And, as we'll see – a multitude of ways those commissions might turn out. 

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Ella is a writer/sub-editor on creative and photography titles. She tried teaching for a while, but her immune system couldn't cope!